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Focus Group

Rationale of use

Lithuania utilised the Focus Group method to apply a participatory approach involving diverse stakeholders from different sectors such as science, policy, business, and NGOs. It was essential for needs identification and prioritisation in CSP design.


The tool played a key role in conducting SWOT analysis, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of the different factors affecting policy.

Types of outputs

The outputs consisted of detailed SWOT analysis reports, summarising the insights and prioritised needs identified through stakeholder engagement.

Relevant CAP objective


Tool name

Focus Group


Stakeholders needs assessment tools


Focus groups and meetings



Author or owner

Author: Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Institute of Economics and Rural Development

Implemented by

Relevant tasks

CSP Design: Needs Assessment
CSP Design: Stakeholder Consultations

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